What was your first job out of college and how did you land it?
I was the Event Planner / Fashion Show Coordinator / Editorial Assistant / Photo Shoot Stylist [can you tell I didn’t have a specific title?!] for a local Austin lifestyle magazine. Just before graduation, an alumna in my sorority reached out to me to let me know that her son-in-law had just published the first issue of his new magazine and that I “looked like I liked to shop,” and she thought maybe I would be a good fit. He already had a full-time editor, photographer, and graphic designer, so I came in as the “everything else” person. It was such a wonderful experience, and since I had so many different responsibilities, I was able to figure out what I was really interested in. Plus, I was able to meet so many local business owners and build a great network of Austin creatives.